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How to Make an Instructable Using the New Editor

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As you may have noticed, there's a new Instructables editor around here! Even though change is good, change can also be hard, so I made this handy dandy guide to help you get the hang of the new editor and take your Instructables to the next level! Let's get started!

 
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Step 1: Where is it?

To use the new editor, click on the "Create" tab at the top of the page. From there, a drop down menu will appear with the options of "Create Instructable" or "Create Collection." Whether you want to create a step-by-step, photo instructable, or video instructable, click "Create."

You will be brought to the new editor and a window will pop up where you can enter the title of your Instructable and the category it belongs in. Once you have entered this information, you can click "Begin" and you will be taken to the next page.

You can always change your title and category later!

lime3D17 days ago

Go back to the old editor. It was easier to use.

gtoal1 month ago

How do you place an image somewhere within a step rather than at the start of a step?

thanks - Graham

I have the same question as Graham. I liked how the photos were used in the steps before the new editor.

Lorddrake1 month ago

another fine Ible. Keep up the good work.

shazni2 months ago

Thanks for posting this. I shall send this link to my aunt who has been having trouble understanding the New Editor

Danger is my middle name (author)  shazni2 months ago

I hope this helps her! I wrote it with my dad in mind who always has trouble and gets overwhelmed with new technology and things, so I tried to really explain it from the ground up!

I'm having issues with the cover image. I have a draft and I accidentally added the wrong image to the intro. I deleted it but it is still coming up with the wrong image. Is there a way to decide what cover image you want to use? I even deleted the intro step and did it again but the initial image I loaded is still there!

I recently published an ible' and the cover image is not even in the ible' at all! I deleted it but its still there.

Ah..I had the same issue. It's frustrating isn't it?

What you have to do is when you publish you would come to page where the main image is there. On the right there is a drop down arrow where your image name is. Click that and choose the image you want. Penolopy helped me figure that out!

akshat210452 months ago

Haha, I'ble-ception :P. Nice i'ble, it will help a lot!

I hope it helps! I know it's hard when things change so drastically!

nerfrocketeer2 months ago
Haha you made two ibles at once here didn't you? ;)

As I made this Instructable, I took screen shots to make the instructable! Definitely the most meta instructable I've ever made!

Wow, my mind=blown. No really that sounds confusing... Haha.

Yeah, it was a bit mind-bend-y haha

ASCAS2 months ago

Awesome guide! It's my first time to use the new editor, LOL. I will surely miss the old one. Both new and old had pros and cons. I hope there's an update that would restore the old editor's photo-tiles. I find those tiles very useful for navigating over the steps. It has been replaced with a new drop down menu which causes a little confusion and delay.

Sadi7892 months ago

Does anybody know what happened to image-only (stepless) Instructables? There's no option to create one anymore, and the ones I've made in the past just open in the old editor.

Danger is my middle name (author)  Sadi7892 months ago

To make an image-only one, just upload images and don't add more steps :)

fozzy132 months ago

I love the new editor! It works much better than the old, even though I was skeptical when I first heard they'd be changing it while I was at the Pier. I'm happy with the new. Thanks for all the tips!

ThisIsSteve2 months ago

Cool work. Now that the old editor is officially gone of the site.

russ_hensel2 months ago

Longstanding problem is how to insert code, it is very important that the indentation not be messed around with by the editor. Also nice to have a mono space font. If you look at the computer and microcontroller instructables of the past you can see how poorly presented most code it. Will this editor ( finally ) fix this??

gravityisweak2 months ago
Hmm does the new editor address the issue of having a huge mass of pictures together, followed by all the text. Instead of an image, text, image, text, etc.
anders6252 months ago

Thank God, finally someone explains how to use this thing. It's very confusing.

pseaton anders6252 months ago

Couldn't have put it better myself!